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Scrum Introduction in complex environment @ ScrumDay 2009

Introducing Scrum in large organization is often a big challenge, it may take a lot of time to have all the parties in-line and able to start the adoption of Scrum. Moreover having a v...

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7 May 2009
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Scrum
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agile, complex, nokia, scrum

Abstract

Introducing Scrum in large organization is often a big challenge, it may take a lot of time to have all the parties in-line and able to start the adoption of Scrum. Moreover having a very dynamic and constantly growing organization, requires to adopt special attention to dependencies between products. You need to have a plan, build a transition backlog, and define your strategy to phase out Scrum into the organization. Agile42 is helping Nokia (Berlin) to make this transition.

Here you can download the Presentation:

Best & Thanks for attending! ANdreaT

Scrum Master & Team Training in Zagreb

As we always say, every new training is a new experience, and you never stop to learn something, which is the *exciting* part of the job... at a telecommunication company in Croatia...

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23 April 2009
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Training
Tags
ericsson, training

As we always say, every new training is a new experience, and you never stop to learn something, which is the exciting part of the job... at a telecommunication company in Zagreb it has been another very interesting experience, and again we learned something together :-)

Negotiation is the key, talk to the Product Owner...

The team negotiating the content of the Product Backlog... The Product Owner prepares the Requirements and Stories and put them into the Product Backlog, sorted by Business Value, so that the items more valuable are considered first. Some times the Product Backlog is misunderstood to be a Plan, given from the Product Owner to the ...

Scrum Master and Team Training @ Nokia (part 2)

Following some more pictures from the Nokia training experience - already more than 15 teams have been trained and coached by agile42 in the last 6 months - were I'll try to point out some more intere...

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4 April 2009
In
Scrum, Training
Tags
lego, nokia, training

Following some more pictures from the Nokia training experience - already more than 15 teams have been trained and coached by agile42 in the last 6 months - were I'll try to point out some more interesting highlights...

Best Practices

Collaboration...

Collaboration is the way... Even in only 5 min. of time, after 2 Sprints and 2 Team Retrospectives the teams greatly improved their ability to self-organize and collaborate. You can't imagine how many hands are building together on the same "story" and how well synchronize the team members are sorting out pieces, putting them on top of each other to achieve the common ...

Scrum Master and Team Training @ Nokia (part 1)

The Scrum LEGO City Game is about building a nice city with Lego bricks - not a new idea till here - and doing it using as much as possible what learned during the Scrum Training. To create the sense of urgency, agile42 presents the "Product Vision" as to prove to the world that it is possible to build a LEGO city in only 20min. of working time...

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31 March 2009
In
Scrum, Training
Tags
lego, nokia, training

Hi all, as agreed with our classes we decided to initiate a series of posts communicating the highlights of our trainings. In particular we constantly evolve the way we teach Scrum, and we make a lot of effort to make people live the best possible experience in only two days of training.

Introduction

After some years doing training, we came to the point where we really needed to find something that was good enough to put all together in a reasonable time, the theory of Scrum. Well after some reading over the internet and some inspecting & adapting, we came out ...

Bug Fix Release 0.6.6 :-)

Thanks to the support of our users (see the discussion group thred http://groups.google.com/group/agilo/browse_thread/thread/c119eb374b731436) which helpd in nailing down a significant number of bugs,...

On
26 July 2008
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Tags
agilo, community, scrum, tool

Thanks to the support of our users (see the discussion group thred http://groups.google.com/group/agilo/browse_thread/thread/c119eb374b731436) which helpd in nailing down a significant number of bugs, we just released another version of Agilo for Scrum 0.6.6.

The Bug fixed:

  • Wrong calculation of Resources allocation time, while the total have been correct, in some situations the individual allocation where fractioned
  • Support for unicode characters in resources names, there was a bog avoiding to update a task containing a unicode character in one of the resource names
  • Improved stylesheet for agilo-theme.

Thanks once more for ...

Product Backlog: Requirements or Stories

One of the "assumption" that is often made, when starting to adopt Scrum, is that there will be a Product Owner and there will also be a Product Backlog. Well, it happens that the Product Backlog quality is one of the major responsible for the outcome of what the team will produce in terms of software, and is absolutely one of the most difficult things to work out. There are many problems related to having a right Backlog in place, and as you may guess there is no "one recipe" for the right Backlog, only some important ingredients to mix up in the right way ;-)

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7 July 2008
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Tags
agile, backlog, product owner, scrum

Product Backlog: Requirements or User Stories?

Hi there, spending some extra time at the airport (thanks to lovely pilot strikes) gives me the chance to write a bit about Scrum and the Product Backlog. A Product Backlog is a stack of "features" prioritized by Business Value, which means that on top of the stack there is always the most valuable item for the customer/client.

The owner of the Product Backlog is the Product Owner and as such should be the one and only authorized to make changes to the Product Backlog, given also the fact that the main responsibility ...

We are listed on Ohloh, Please Vote!

Hi there, since a while we are listed on **Ohloh.net** as Open Source Tool, there are also some nice statistics, and code metrics provided by the portal. Actual Project Metrics for **Agilo for Scru...

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18 June 2008
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agilo, community

Hi there, since a while we are listed on Ohloh.net as Open Source Tool, there are also some nice statistics, and code metrics provided by the portal.

Actual Project Metrics for Agilo for Scrum:

We also open an Agilo for Scrum project on Trac Hacks

Please vote for us here :-)

Thanks to andyve for this widget!

Google Group Opened

Hi all, after many requests, we decided to dedicate a bit of time in setting up and moderating an **Agilo for Scrum** Google User Group. We hope that this will help you in sharing and improving you...

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12 June 2008
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Tags
agilo, community

Hi all, after many requests, we decided to dedicate a bit of time in setting up and moderating an Agilo for Scrum Google User Group.

We hope that this will help you in sharing and improving your Agilo experience.

The Group can be found here:

  • Group name: Agilo for Scrum
  • Group home page: http://groups.google.com/group/agilo
  • Group email address agilo@googlegroups.com
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